HB 450 changed Ohio Revised Code 3333.31 to provide veterans who served for no less than one year on active duty and was honorably discharged or received a medical discharge that was related to the military service and has established domicile in Ohio as of the first day of a term in an institution of higher education. This also applies to spouse and dependents as long as veteran has established domicile in the state prior to first day of a term.
Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program:
Will pay 100% of the tuition charges of state-assisted colleges and universities. For approved private or proprietary degree-granting institutions of higher education, the program will pay 100% of the average tuition charges of all state universities. The program is not available for courses not applicable to or leading to an Associate or Baccalaureate degree.
Eligibility: The only individuals eligible for this program are Ohio residents who have a high school diploma or GED certificate and who enlist, re-enlist, or extend their current enlistment for six years of Selective Reserve duty in the Ohio National Guard.
Ohio National Guard Tuition Grant:
The Ohio National Guard grant will cover 60% of the total tuition and general fee charges of state assisted colleges and universities in pursuit of an undergraduate degree. The Grant is limited to 12 quarters or 8 semesters and participants must remain enrolled as full time undergraduate student maintaining 12 credit hours, or more, per term.
Eligibility: The only individuals eligible for this program are OH residents who have a high school diploma or GED certificate and who enlist, re-enlist, or extend their current enlistment for six years of Selective Reserve duty in the Ohio National Guard.
Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 615
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
Sources: Student Veterans of America, American Legion